Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Happy Christmas from Treetops

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you in 2010.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Spring Cookery

We have 2 new Cookery dates for you to put in the diary for next year:

24th February - Tasty Thai and 18th March - Spring Entertaining.

Both classes are with Chef Vanessa Miller from Top Nosh Cuisine. Running from 9.30am-3pm the classes cost £75, this includes all your ingredients, tea, coffee, home-made biscuits, a 3 course lunch of all the food cooked, the recipes and you will make something to take home with you.

The new Thai class presents an opportunity to learn more about this delicious, fragrant and fresh cooking. Ingredients such as coconut milk, lemongrass, coriander and kaffir lime leaves help create wonderful simple dishes as well as creating beautiful smells in the kitchen! Delicious in it's simplicity - come and learn the basics with us.

The popular Spring Entertaining class provides plenty of ideas from Vanessa to help you with your entertaining this Spring and Easter time. Perfect presentation ideas, timely tips and delicious combinations for you to impress your guests and family.


Monday, 7 December 2009

Festive Flowers

Susanna from Tiger Rose returned for 2 classes last week, with an abundance of foliage, sea holly, berries, eucalyptus, roses, hydrangeas ..... there were also dried fruits, fir cones, walnuts, cinnamon sticks and ribbons.

Considering how everyone had the same raw materials to choose from, the wreaths couldn't have looked more different! I am hoping that I will soon have some photographs of them "in situ" on their doors, so will post them on the blog shortly.

Susanna showed spoke about flower trends, looking after flowers, how to make the wreath and other Christmas ideas, and after lunch made a fantastic arrangement. Also on display were cute little flower cup cakes, oasis inside silicone cupcake cases with carnations arranged on the top.

The house smelt of pine, cinnamon and eucalyptus, mixed with the smells of lunch; spicy winter carrot soup, the apple and cinnamon cake from Tuesday and the Gingerbread cake from Wednesday. I think the house is now pine needle free until I bring in the Christmas Tree that we bought yesterday!